Centre drawing up contigency plan for Ayodhya verdict

The Centre is drawing a contingency plan to deal with any possible law and order situation arising out of the Allahabad High Court judgement in the Ayodhya title dispute next month.

Updated: Aug 25, 2010, 22:04 PM IST

New Delhi: The Centre is drawing a
contingency plan to deal with any possible law and order
situation arising out of the Allahabad High Court judgement
in the Ayodhya title dispute next month.

The Home Ministry has began the process of consultation
for a contingency plan and was gearing up to deal with any
situation in the wake of the judgement.

Sources said there might be a law and order problem in
the state when the judgement is delivered and hence adequate
security forces would be needed, especially in Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh government has already sought 50,000
central paramilitary personnel to tackle any situation arising
out of the court order.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday had a meeting
with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P
Chidambaram and Defence Minister A K Antony following the
Uttar Pradesh government`s request.

UP government has written to the Centre seeking 485
companies (about 48,500 personnel) to be deployed across the
state in wake of the judgement, they added.

Bureau Report